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of law enforcement. >> reporter: nbc bay area was the first to obtain this undercover video showing butler and a former commander of contra costa's drug enforcement team norman welsh taking part in an apparent drug deal. butler has admitted he teamed up with welsh to steal drugs from law enforcement evidence lockers and sell them back on the street. today he choked back tears as he apologized to the community, fellow officers, and his family. >> i think he is genuinely sorry because it was for a 51-year-old person a limited period of his life where he just got off the track. and there are a lot of reasons for it. it's nobody else's fault but his, and he is very sorry. >> reporter: now things could have been much worse for butler. he actually face admin mum of about 12 1/2 years in prison, and that's the sentence the probation officer recommended. but because he has cooperated with the government and agreed to testify against his alleged co-conspirator norman welsh, he got the lighter eight-year sentence. norman welsh's attorney says he is shocked by this sentence. he told me tonight
and that ever, tonight vallejo's mayor is not staying quiet after someone torched his law office over the weekend. the fbi is investigating the fire as a possible act of domestic terrorism. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez joins us in vallejo this evening. jodi, what do we have tonight? >> reporter: raj, vallejo police say they fully expect to have the fbi and atf help in this investigation. they say evidence that they pulled from mayor osby davis' office has now been sent to an atf lab. meanwhile, the mayor is finally talking about what happened here. mayor osby davis talked to reporters about the arson fire for the first time this morning. he said he does believe the torching was political. while he would not elaborate on who he believes is behind it, he certainly has had plenty of critics through the years. he has most recently taken a lot of heat for a slew of officer-involved shootings. the mayor says whoever is responsible, he is determined not to let this steer him from his profession as a lawyer or from his duties as mayor. >> although i believe that the last criminal act is part
force. >> areas like this, i think that we can do a lot of improvement and working with law enforcement. if we all work together, we can make this happen. >> the gas station owner says that he is doing his part by beautifying his business and calling in crime whenever he sees it. coming up on our 6:00 newscast, we'll take a look at how one local business owner plans to keep his neighborhood safe. >>> a little less provocative, but still controversial and incendiary. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad blasted israel and the united states today. his comments before the united nations general assembly, and they came on the holiest day of the jewish calendar. nbc's danielle leigh shows us the fiery speech that the u.s. boycotted. >> reporter: thousands of demonstrators stood outside the united nations in new york city, holding signs that read "liberty" and shouting out against iran. inside iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not mention his nation's controversial nuclear program. instead he accused big powers like the u.s. and israel of being bullies. >> translator: continue threats
for conspiracy to distribute meth. >> today the fbi, along with our local partners conducted a number of law enforcement actions, interdictions across the san jose area. >> reporter: the fbi says its gang task force in the south bay led the operation. the agency won't say if the suspects are part of a larger organized group or gang, but agents needed help from neighboring police departments to make the arrests. >> again, i can't comment on the number of officers that were out there. but there was an appropriate number of tactical personnel, fbi s.w.a.t. personnel involved in several interdictions, in addition to numerous others across the san jose area. >> reporter: neighbors at the blossom hill apartments say they're not surprised by the early morning raid. >> i mean it's not the first time it happened before. they came. they took out some people from here, from these apartments. we don't know. we don't know why or what happened. >> reporter: sources tell us the area is populated with parolees and probationers, which is part of the reason that esa says she doesn't know any of her neighbors.
. and earlier this month, a woman was killed and her daughter-in-law seriously hurt when a driver hit them as they walked along a sidewalk in walnut creek. they are scenes that have police sending out warnings. >> watching your speed, paying attention to your surroundings and not being distracted by any of your electronic devices. and just the bottom line is paying attention. >> reporter: the cause of today's crash is still under investigation. and while the victims are expected to recover, those who witnessed it are rattled. they say drivers need to be more careful. >> just drive slowly. just take it easy. >> reporter: we are back here live where you can see some of the damage that remains out here tonight. both a nail salon and an art gallery were hit by the cars. now five of the six victims we are told received minor injuries, while one person, a woman, a pedestrian that was struck here received serious injuries. again, the cause of this crash is still under investigation. reporting live in downtown oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> jodi, thank you. >>> across the bay n
>>> right now at 5:00, overnight fire burned the law office of the mayor. while the fbi is now getting involved. we'll have a live report on that. >>> also, the heat warning in the bay area. how the hottest temperatures of the year could be harmful to your health. >>> and we'll introduce you to a fifth grader from the tenderloin who made it to one of the nation's biggest stages through poetry and sports. >> good evening. federal agents are being called to investigate a fire that gutted the offices of the major of vallejo. it could be a case of domestic terrorism. we just spoke to police. he had the latest from vallejo for us. monte? >> good evening. vallejo police say the mayor is a high-profile figure and that's why they called in the fbi. and police are reviewing surveillance footage taken by a camera on a building across the street from the offices to figure out who might have set this fire. these offices are owned and they just showed up at the scene early this morning to see the damage that had been done and he shed a few tears upon seeing what had happened. there was sign
be putting its police department on the chopping block. the city council is considering outsourcing its law enforcement to the santa clara county sheriff's office. the issue is on the agenda for tonight's city council meeting which is open to the public. it begins at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. >>> was ate crime of passion or pre-med etated murder. that's the issue surfacing in the trial of michelle esteban accused of killing michelle le. today esteban's boyfriend took the witness stand, telling the court about her escalating jealous of his platonic relationship with le. the 26-year-old nursing student disappeared in may of last year. her body was found four months later. the ex-boyfriend and esteban have a daughter together, and he testified that they tried to salvage their rocky relationship for the benefit of the child. >>> shaken to the core. those are the words from the head of albany schools after the death of a teacher accused of an inappropriate relationship with a former student. parents and teachers held a vigil for 28-year-old james izumizaki this morning at albany middle school. he
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